The attempt of Dr. Mathew Kochadampallil in studying the primary sources and supportive evidences regarding the formation of the Southist (Kananya) Vicariate of Kottayam is certainly laudable.... While focusing his research to a limited period (1896-1911) this author makes extensive use of documents from various archives in Kottayam and Rome... Therefore, I congratulate the author because he could continue the research from where Dr. Kollaparambil ended.
Mar Mathew Moolakkatt
Metropolitan of the Archdioceses of Kottayam